The new year is almost here! That means lavish parties, resolutions, and an upgraded wardrobe. The new year is the perfect time to revamp your closet. Clothes, shoes, jewelry…all of it needs a change. Here are 13 reasons why you should upgrade your wardrobe for 2019.
1. You Have Too Many Clothes
If you trip over clothes and shoes every time you walk into your closet, you have many things. People are quick to say, “you can never have too many clothes.” That’s not true. You can definitely have too many clothes, especially when you don’t even wear half of them. Upgrade your wardrobe and get rid of everything you don’t wear.
2. You Constantly Have “Nothing to Wear”
Do you find yourself staring at all of your clothes, but really have nothing to wear for the occasion? Yeah, that means it’s time for an upgrade. When you don’t like anything in your closet, you should definitely go shopping. 2019 is not the year to say you have nothing to wear.
3. You’ve Worn Your Clothes and Shoes to Death
We all have that favorite pair of shoes that we wear five days out of the week. I’m guilty of wearing my black ballet flats every day in the spring. Even though they’re cute, they are not meant to be worn every single day. What do you have in your closet that you’ve been hanging onto for years? Whatever it is, it might be time to say goodbye to it.
4. Your Clothes are Outdated
Along with that shirt you wear every week, throw out those other outdated clothes. There’s no need to hang onto those outdated bell bottom jeans. In the event that they do come back in style, just buy some new ones, girl. You can also toss those floral hats. Unless you’re saving them for church events, you don’t need them.
5. There Are New Trends to Follow
If you’re the type of NYGal that loves to keep up with current trends, then you need to upgrade your wardrobe for 2019. There are so many new trends that are following us into the new year. Fishnet tights underneath your jeans seem to be a trend that isn’t going away soon. Those fanny packs are also staying in style. So rearrange your closet and add some new trends.
6. Your Jeans Are Too Tight
Hopping up and down like a bunny is not the right way to put on jeans. If you’re struggling to get your jeans past your thighs, then you need to upgrade your jeans. There are so many cute jeans that’ll make your booty pop without actually popping your booty. Stop by your favorite store and pick up a new pair of jeans, or two.
7. You’re Stuck in Junior’s Clothes
When you’re petite, it’s easy to buy from the junior’s section. However, those clothes are not for working professionals. They’re targeted to teenagers and college students. If you really want to look good at work, put on some big girl clothes. We’re not saying you have to say goodbye to your favorite junior dress, but we do think you should upgrade to the women’s section next year.
8. Your Body Shape Has Changed
If you’ve gained weight and curves or lost them, your body shape may have changed. Certain clothes are not made for every body shape. You need to rock what fits your body. Don’t feel ashamed that your body is different. As women, our bodies are constantly changing and it’s beautiful.
9. Your Lifestyle Has Changed
Along with physical changes, your lifestyle can also change. If you’ve recently gotten married, you may need to upgrade your wardrobe to signify this new life change. Having a baby is also a major lifestyle change. When you’re a mother, you may not want to wear your old clothes anymore. Whatever lifestyle change you go through, change your wardrobe to match.
10. You Changed Your Hairstyle
Believe it or not, some hairstyles require a wardrobe upgrade. Do you plan on cutting your hair for the new year? Then you need to get clothes to match. Your neckline can determine what clothes are best to wear. With shorter hair, your neckline is always exposed. In this case, you might want to consider wearing clothes with a higher neckline.
11. Holiday Bonuses Mean Extra Spending Money
It’s the time of the year when bosses are feeling extra cheerful. That’s why holiday bonuses are often given out at many companies. If you plan on receiving a holiday bonus, then you can use it however you want. If you’re already caught up on your bills, then you can use the money to splurge a little. Remember that it’s alright to pamper yourself sometimes. What perfect time to do it then before the new year?
12. A New Job Means a New Wardrobe
Many people are starting a new job going into the new year. With a new job, comes a new wardrobe. Whether you just graduated from college and need business casual clothes or are switching careers, you’ll need something new to succeed in your new role. Don’t let anyone tell you that what you wear to work doesn’t matter. It absolutely does!
13. A New Year Means a New You
2019 can be your year to start over. Get that haircut. Apply for your dream job. And, upgrade your wardrobe. Match your new wardrobe with your new life. Oh, and in case you don’t want to change and just want new clothes, that’s cool too.